makeup tutorial

The Perfect Red Lip!

Red lipstick has been a classic beauty trend that will never go out of style!  Perfect your look with these few easy steps!

1) Start with clean lips.  I try and use a sugar scrub a few times a week to exfoliate.  The smoother your lips, the easier it will be to apply your lipstick!

2) Using any excess foundation left on your brush, press on to your lips for longevity and to create an even "canvas"

3&4) Start lining your lips by creating an "x" at your cupids bow area

5) Continue lining the rest of your lips (Make the application a little easier and smoother by stretching out your mouth a bit). After you line your lips, fill them all the way in with the liner.  This will help your lipstick to stay longer

6)Start applying your lipstick with the same method.  Carefully apply to the perimeter of your lips, then fill in the remainder until the entire area is filled in

7) Use concealer or foundation and drag along the edges to clean up any lipstick and to sharpen the look

I hope this helped! I used Limecrime Velvetine in Red Velvet for this look.

Stay beautiful!

Master Your Winged Eye Liner!

Welcome to my second tutorial!  For this pictorial I decided to focus on winged liner.  I used a gel eyeliner for this look, but you can follow the same steps when using liquid eyeliner. As always, if you have any questions or comments, please ask below our on my instagram post!!  I hope this helps! 

Step 1: Products- The products I used for this look are the Elaina Badro angled liner brush and Inglot gel liner in 77.  This is a great firm liner brush, and the gel liner is my favorite! I use it on myself and my clients!   It's extremely waterproof and glides on smoothly.  I typically scoop out a small amount and put it on the back of my hand and work from there.  This helps the container to not dry out as quickly as well as keeps it sanitary, especially when working with clients.  (You could also use the Maybelline gel eyeliner as a good drugstore alternative!)

Step 2: Dip your brush in the liner from the back of your hand, and draw a small line from the corner of your eye.  This should sort of look like a continuation of your lower lash line. 

Tip: If you're using an angled brush, make sure you are leading with the bigger side of the angle

Step 3: Connect the tip of the wing, and drag the line towards the center of the lid. 

Step 4: Fill in the gap between the first and second line you drew

Step 5: Wipe off the excess product on your brush. Using the tip of the angled brush, gently extend the wing with short strokes by dragging out the tip of the wing you already have drawn (Be sure not to re-dip in to the product.  For this step it is vital that there isn't too much on your brush)

Step 6: Completed look.  If need be, use a small amount of concealer and drag along the bottom of the wing to sharpen and clean

Good luck, and stay beautiful!

How to cover under eye circles!!

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Welcome to my first makeup tutorial! Since it is my first, please bare with me and feel free to comment below or on my instagram what helped you, what you liked, what you didn't like, and what I could do in future posts to help you learn better!

For my first tutorial I decided to focus on covering under eye circles.  It's a topic a lot of women struggle with, so I decided to make a step by step pictorial to help!

I provided a photo of all of the products I used for this look.  As I list the steps, I will describe which one I am using.  You don't need to  use the exact products or brands, just make sure you use something similar so that you get the same results. 

Step 1:  Start by "Color correcting" the under-eye area with an orange or salmon based color.  Using this tone of concealer will cancel out the blue-ish under eye area.  Be sure to apply with very thin layers so that you don't use too much product.  This is create a cakey appearance and will be more susceptible to creasing.

I used a MAC 287 brush (thank you @Dressyourface it is my new favorite concealer brush!) and applied Bobbi Brown's Corrector in Peach.  Be sure to only apply it to the areas that need color corrected!

Step 2: Continue to blend in order to provide a smooth and even canvas for the concealer

Step 3: Next, use your regular concealer with the same 287 brush (I used MAC Prolongwear concealer in NW 25) and apply very thin layers to the under eye area.  Apply as many layers as you need to get the effect that you want. I could of used more layers in order to get more coverage, but due to time I stopped at 2. 

Step 4: Blend and smooth with a damp Beauty Blender by pressing and rolling in to the skin

Step 5: Set the under eye area with powder and a dense fluffy brush or sponge.  I used the Laura Mercier Secret Brightening Powder and the Inglot 4SS brush.  You can use a number of powders for this like the Ben Nye Banana Powder or the Anastasia Beverly Hills pressed powders

Step 6: Final Look!  Spray with a setting powder in order to fuse the cream and powder together-- For special events, a night out, or if I want a more full coverage look I will  use a few more layers of concealer